Visualant, Inc. to Acquire TransTech Systems, Inc.

Letter of Intent with Leading Security and Authentication Company

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a color technology company (“VSUL”) that is developing multi-dimensional spectral-based pattern file creation and diagnostic verification and authentication security solutions, today announced the execution of a Letter of Intent for the acquisition of TransTech Systems, Inc. of Wilsonville, OR.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Jim and the TransTech team. They have a great reputation for leadership in the provision of client-oriented security and authentication solutions and provide a solid base for distribution of our technology.”

TransTech Systems, Inc., founded by President Jim Gingo, is a leading provider of identification, security and authentication products and services through a global dealer channel as well as government and private sector customers worldwide. With over $10 million in annual revenues, TransTech can provide an established market presence for Visualant’s verification technology, which should enable a rapid deployment of enhanced security and authentication solutions.

Ron Erickson, Visualant Chairman, said, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Jim and the TransTech team. They have a great reputation for leadership in the provision of client-oriented security and authentication solutions and provide a solid base for distribution of our technology.”

TransTech Systems Founder and President, Jim Gingo, stated, “In my opinion, Visualant’s technology has the potential to transform the access control, identification security and authentication industry. The prospect of working together to bring world class solutions to our customers and to fill a significant void in the marketplace is an exciting opportunity and should have significant appeal to our existing dealer base and end-user customers.”

The Letter of Intent provides for the acquisition of privately held TransTech by Visualant through a combination of cash and stock. The closing is anticipated to occur before the end of June 2009.

About Visualant, Inc.

Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) (www.visualant.net) is developing low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions available for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, measures and records what is seen, and manages data gathered in an innovative manner enabling devices to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. The spectral signatures, when matched against existing databases, allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance.

About TransTech Systems, Inc.

TransTech Systems, Inc. is a leading value-added distributor specializing in Secure Identification Badging Systems and components. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, TransTech is an authorized distributor of ID card printers, cameras, access control products, smartcard readers, biometric readers, card materials, supplies and card production software. More information about TransTech Systems can be found at www.ttsys.com.

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Contacts

Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1351
Fax: 206-903-1352
lynn@visualant.net

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